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Church of Saint Matthew

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Brief Description

It is a work of the 16th and 17th centuries, of considerable size, built in masonry and brick, which now appears plastered and whitewashed. The walls of this church are grounded on the side of the old chapel that had the same name, which in the Middle Ages was used to house the remains of Christians killed in the village.

Outside of the church stand three gates in a semicircular arrangement, with a triangular pediment that provides a niche framed by two windows. The door of the gospel is semicircular, framed by pilasters and entablature, and the top section features a pediment which houses a shrine. The top of the epistle, also a half point arch, faces the niche related to the lower section made of different decorative types.

The interior space is wide with a deep main chapel covered with a barrel vault. The nave is large, with two sections separated by a slightly pointed arch. At the foot is a lifted choir on three semicircular arches and a flat, modern roof. On both sides of the nave there are chapels, three on the epistle side and two in the gospel.

The chapel of Nazarene is highlighted, on the side of the gospel, with a burial crypt. The altarpiece is a Renaissance imitation, and was built in the 1940s in the workshops of the Salesians of Barcelona.

There is a projection of the religious jewelry, a collection of over forty pieces from the 17th, 18th and 19the centuries, which originally served the religious officials of various parishes, chapels and convents of the town of Alburquerque. Most pieces are Baroque or Rococo, although there were also simple Mannerist objects.

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